Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Birr Stage Guild's annual musical this year is The Wiremen, with music, lyrics and book by Shay Healy. This is the show's first ever amateur production and it continues until Saturday, March 20. It is set in Co Mayo in the 1950's and tells of bringing of electricity to the West of Ireland and the impact the 'Lightning Jacks' had on rural communities.

Legitimate Bodies Dance Company and Gallen Community School, Ferbane are bringing the magic of dance, music and drama to the stage with their production of Romeo and Juliet on Thursday and Friday, March 25 & 26. This is a local professionally driven initiative that deserves all your support! Early booking is strongly recommended.

Freddie White, whose performances are nothing short of legendary comes to Birr on Saturday, March 27. Part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970's his albums continue to sell well, amongst both a loyal and new-found fan base.

Sunday, March 28 sees the one and only Brendan Grace taking to the stage in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. His material owes more to the best of the traditional stand-up comics than it does to modern alternative humour and his show is very much one for all the family.

Box office is open 1pm-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, 057 9122911 or check out for further details.

Ramblers in Eireann

Easter Sunday, April 4 meet at 2.30pm in the main car park at Clonfert for a walk led by local archaeologist Christy Cuniffe. Christy is very knowledgeable on the history of Clonfert and is currently completing his doctoral thesis in NUI Galway on the medieval history of the area. The walk includes the unique 12th century cathedral, ancient Yew Walk and Bishops Palace. All welcome. Refreshments afterwards. Non-members €3.

The Ramblers AGM will be held at Enroute, Fivealley 9pm on Wednesday, April 7. For more details visit


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